Susan Ploetz (US/DE) is an artist-researcher working with somatics, theory, writing, performance, simulation and live action role plays (larping) in different configurations. Her work deals with the overlapping spaces of soma and technos; she uses imagination, magical materiality and protocol to induce emancipatory emotive dissonances and perceptual expansion. She explores live simulation, game design and play as a decolonializing story-making space to allow for individual agency while creating decentralized community.
She has presented work at such institutions as the Berliner Festspiele, Oude Kerk, Sophiensaele, ABC Art Fair, Rupert (Vilnius), Documenta 13, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Aoyama Gakuin University (Tokyo), and Performa. She has been a guest artist/teacher, lectured or given workshops at Universität der Kunst (Berlin), Gerrit Reitveld Academie, Piet Zwart institute, The DAAD, The Pervasive Media Studio (Bristol), and SUNY Buffalo.